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Colt Rumor going around

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by feedthehogs, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. feedthehogs

    feedthehogs Member

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    There is a rumor going around that Colt has notified its dealers not to sell the law enforcement or military carbines to civilians lest you take a chance on losing your ability to buy or dealership from Colt.

    Anybody know whats up?
     
  2. Lone_Gunman

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    I have heard the rumor, and it wouldn't surprise me if its true considering some of the other things Colt has done over the years.

    It is amazing to me a company can make as many bad decisions as Colt has and remain in business.

    I do like their guns though, just wish they were run better.
     
  3. Bobarino

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    you'd think Colt would be willing to sell their AR series to as many people as possible being as they are going to lose their contract to supply the U.S. Military after next year. they have the same attitude as H&K it seems. i like both of their products but their stance on civilian sales sucks at both companies.

    Bobby
     
  4. El Tejon

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    Too late!:D

    Nothing like a pony on the receiver.:cool:
     
  5. TheFederalistWeasel

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    What a fitting end to a dying company.
     
  6. buzz_knox

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    I had already got mine before hearing the news.
     
  7. gigmike

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    According to gundealer3 and local dealers in my area Colt has indeed cut off the pipeline to their civilian distributors. Apparently the distributors are raising a ruckus w/ Colt so stay tuned.
     
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    Colt is losing almost all of its military business to Fabrique Nationale. For good reason, FN is making better products at cheaper prices.
     
  9. Dionysusigma

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    I find Colt to be the Sony of AR-15s. The products suck, and they're not compatible with industry standards. I, for one, will not miss them if they do go the way of the passenger pidgeon.

    Snakes are cooler than horses. :cool: :D
     
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    If colt does not want me to purchase one of their products, I will heed their wishes. No colt firearm will ever touch these hands, nor will any of my money ever go to their company.

    They're over priced, anyway.
     
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    I called them yesterday. The m4 le/mil's that are already out there in the distribution pipeline are ok to sell to whoever. The new productions are supposedly all going to fulfill LE/Mil contractual obligations first. The rep I talked to at Colt wouldn't say what will happen after those contracts are fulfilled.

    r/s

    Dan
     
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    Hmmm... Now if only Bushmaster would start making a 1911 type pistol. :D :neener:
     
  13. Black92LX

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    unless they are badged together. ohh wait we are talking guns not cars here. sory:D
     
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    < Now if only Bushmaster would start making a 1911 type pistol.

    What I would like is a Bushmaster AK-47. But thats never going to happen. Now, back on topic . . .
     
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    OK, why's it never going to happen? I mean I'm sure there must be an obvious reason but I'm not seeing it. I'd think the market would certainly be there. :confused:
     
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    they stay in business cause people that like theyre products and hate theyre policy keep purchasing theyre products
     
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    This isn't totally unheard of in other industries.

    Goodyear isn't selling their Wrangler MT tire in 37x12.50-16.5 to distributors right now at the request of the US military. The ones in stock are OK to sell, but very few new ones are going into civilian hands. Just in case you didn't guess, this size and model are the ones that go on the Hum-vee and civilian hummer.
    The fed has also asked Parnelli Jones to reserve a few of their "Dirt Grip" tires in this size for gummit use. Civilian hummer owners are a little pissed right now to say the least.

    Colt may just be concentrating on military/LEO contracts first. Either way, I'd take a Bushmaster if I was interested in an AR. I'd much rather have an Arsenal Inc. AK in .223
     
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    "What I would like is a Bushmaster AK-47. But thats never going to happen. Now, back on topic . . ."

    An American made AK? Now that's a interesting concept!
     
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    Has anyone confirmed this as truth?
     
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    'tis a shame. During the AWB, I put a picture of a Colt LE carbine on my desktop to remind me of what I wanted after putting work into the sunset. Well, if Colt wants to be pissy little elitists, I'll take my business elsewhere. I'm not going to bend over backwards to buy a rifle from a company who tells me to go **** myself. Rumor seems to have it there will eventually be M4 style rifles with telescoping stocks and flash hiders, but minus a bayonet lug. No thanks, I didn't wait ten years for voluntarily neutered PC rifles. I want ALL the evil features.

    Filling mil contracts first is one thing, but this is purposely telling your civilian customers to get bent.
     
  24. Hawaiian Nightmare

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    With the exception of a few 30 Colt AR mags, ive severed all ties to COLT. They make me sick to put it flatly. They have been around for so long and for them to fold under pressure of the gun control lobby (back in the 90's) says a lot about them. I feel the same way about S&W. COLT modified their AR's above and beyond all Federal regulations a long time ago. Big hole front take down pin, auto sear block, and off set auto sear block hole. They dont even make mil spec AR's for civilians. I have always preferred bushmaster or DPMS. COLT can go away for all I care.

    HN
     
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    Cant afford one, huh?:D

    Love to see people wish a gun comapny to go under simply becasue their business model doesnt acced to their personal weltanshauung...

    WildsuchvisceralhatredisastonishingAlaska
     
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